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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

Waimea, HI, USA
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About Sunshine Helicopters Big Island
In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! On the Big Island we only fly the New WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! All forward facing seats, More interior room, Large windows, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-Camera Sky-Cam Video System recording your Actual Flight. Sunshine customized the standard factory interior with business and first class seating to further enhance passenger comfort and visibility. Two wonderful tour options to choose:Kohala/ Hamakua 30 minute flight. Explore the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls. This area of the Big Island is rich in history and holds some of the most spectacular vistas in Hawaii.For the adventure seekers wanting to see a Live Volcano. Our 1 hour 45 minute flight covers it all, including the sights of the Kohala/ Hamakua tour with added scenery of the Volcanic Landscape of Kilauea Volcano
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Kohala/Hamakua Coast Flight

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40 to 45 minutes
from $299.00
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Cathy305 wrote a review Aug 2021
Houston6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is definitely the BEST way to see the beautiful Hamakua Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii! Our pilot flew into each of the valleys, even the narrow ones, and we were able to see all the waterfalls. He even pointed out the valley wall landslides, resulting from earthquakes in the last decade. The views of the eroding coastal cliffs and the narrow black-sand beaches were also spectacular. There is limited access by road to this beautiful part of the island, so helicopter is definitely the way to go. The pilot and staff were very safety-conscious and professional. Our family group of five spent 5 days on the Big Island and 6 days on Oahu, and everyone agreed this helicopter tour was one of the top highlights of the entire trip to Hawaii.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Mary P wrote a review Aug 2021
Wexford, Pennsylvania5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family greatly enjoyed the deluxe helicopter tour. The waterfalls on the coast were the highlight, but Connor was an amazing tour guide providing excellent history of the island. It was worth the money to see things that we couldn’t otherwise have seen. We also appreciated the option to buy a picture of our group and video. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see as much of the island as possible.
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Prashant M wrote a review Aug 2021
Austin, Texas19 contributions
Pilot was very well informed and could answer most questions we had about the island. View of the rugged northern coast of the island were stunning from the chopper. Value for money was also not bad given the flight time. Only complaint was that the visibility wasn't great from the rear middle seats due to the design of the helicopter but that isn't really something under their control.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Jamie M wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions3 helpful votes
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This was a great 2hr ride. Connor was very informative and gave us a great smooth ride. We toured the volcanos and also came up close to some waterfalls. Highly recommend this tour. Bring cash for tip as well.
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Neil R wrote a review Jul 2021
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What an absolutely beautiful way to finish off an already incredible trip! From start to finish, everyone with sunrise helicopters was polite, friendly and exceedingly helpful. Connor our pilot was fun and knowledgeable about the big island and was a great host. The flight was well planned and the pilot to the time to make sure both sides of the helicopter got a great view of all there was to see. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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